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Are Runners at Risk for Cardiac Events?

Are Runners at Risk for Cardiac Events? Considering the importance of exercise to improving your health, you’d think that long-distance runners would not be at serious risk for cardiac events like a heart attack. Hearing about runners suffering a heart attack during marathons may cause you to question this conventional wisdom, however. It’s true that…
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Raising Awareness About Heart Disease

Raising Awareness About Heart Disease Kristen Patton knew something was wrong when she felt a searing pain in her jaw one night while feeding her infant daughter. But at only 40, she didn’t expect her symptoms were those of a heart attack. When her husband found her unresponsive, he called 911. Uncovering a Rare Heart…
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400th Heart Transplant

400th Heart Transplant Amber Martin is no stranger to heart troubles. The 29-year-old military wife and mother of two had her first heart surgery when she was only 4 years old. Martin was born with congenital cardiomyopathy, a condition that has required ongoing cardiac care and repair throughout her life. But this year,…
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3 Dirty Secrets About Air Pollution & Cardiopulmonary Health

3 Dirty Secrets About Air Pollution & Cardiopulmonary Health Smog is more than just a four-letter word. Not only can air pollution hang low, obscuring blue sky views, air pollution can seriously impact your health. Air pollution can worsen pre-existing respiratory illnesses, contribute to chronic conditions and cause damage to the cardiopulmonary system. Let’s expose three secrets…
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Heart Health Screenings for Former NFL Players

Heart Health Screenings for Former NFL Players When thinking about the health concerns of former NFL players, concussions or other physical injuries are what typically come to mind. Yet, heart health is an important factor to keep an eye on for all athletes as well. To this end, Seton teamed up with the Living Heart Foundation,…
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4 Possible Cardiac Problems during Pregnancy

4 Possible Cardiac Problems during Pregnancy Pregnancy is a time of many changes for your body, most of which are no cause for concern. However, pregnancy can create stress on your cardiovascular system. The amount of blood pumping through your heart increases to accommodate your baby, causing your heart to work harder. Although pregnancy doesn’t…
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